potato bug

potatobug

[puh-tey-toh-buhg, -tey-tuh-]
Also, potato bug.
Also called potato beetle.


Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism

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potato bug

noun
black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide [syn: Colorado potato beetle
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